Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 4:22pm
The Coalition for Community Schools will present an Award of Excellence to Harmon Johnson Elementary School on June 6 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Harmon Johnson was selected based on academic gains, access to health care for students and because of its strong parental support, according to a Twin Rivers Unified School District news release.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 4:15pm
Residents and business owners near Washington Elementary School (Flint, Mich.) want to work with the Flint School District to ensure the school doesn’t become an eyesore and a spot for criminal activity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 4:07pm
The American Civil Liberties Union has warned a southwest Kansas school district against holding mandatory student assemblies that feature a creationist group. Hugoton Public Schools invited Creation Truth Foundation’s founder Dr. G. Thomas Sharp to teach the “Truth about Dinosaurs” at two assemblies next week. At least one of the assemblies will be mandatory for all students and teachers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 2:50pm
Arlington school board members say they have no desire for teachers to bring concealed guns to class and instead are focusing on measures such as new surveillance cameras and door buzzers to improve security at elementary schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:30pm
In an attempt to provide an alternative to nearby charter schools, the Brunswick (Maine) school board is in preliminary talks for a partnership with the proposed Brunswick Landing International School, to open by fall 2014.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:24pm
What appears to be a bad stomach bug is ripping through a small school in Wayne (Pa.) A little more than 120 children and three teachers -- out of 444 students and 35 teachers who attend and teach at the K8 school -- were out sick Thursday at Saint Katharine of Siena School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:12pm
Muskegon (Mich.) Public Schools is turning its financial operations over to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, a move officials said isn’t directly related to the district’s budget deficit but one that will help address the deficit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:06pm
Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:01pm
With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:49pm
Arson is suspected in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne overnight and may force it to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, authorities said. The blaze followed a series of bomb threats at the school that stopped about two weeks ago, said Fire Chief Daniel Kortan.